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  • Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘tactics to defeat Nazi Germany can defeat global warming’

    10/20/2018 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 98 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    From the occasionally used cortex department: Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday at a campaign event that the United States’ blueprint for beating global warming needs to be the same as the blueprint the U.S. used for defeating Nazi Germany in the 1940s. “So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.” “None of these things are new ideas,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “What we had was an existential...
  • Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?

    10/18/2018 5:23:59 PM PDT · by FrankLea · 119 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 10/18/2018 | Frank
    Actress Kristen Bell raises controversial questions about Snow White, consent, and it's all tied into the #MeToo movement. She may have forgotten that it's just a movie. When it's 2018 and nothing surprises you anymore, then it's no wonder a 38-year-old Kristen Bell is asking kids if they think it's weird that Snow White gets kissed in her sleep. Nevermind the fact that it's a fictional children's movie that kids love, but that doesn't matter. Bell just wants to be a nuisance and make people roll their eyes. Her bizarre point was made on the Parents.com website. To answer her...
  • THE DEMOCRATS’ LEFTWARD MARCH

    10/18/2018 11:45:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 18, 2018 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    This is all a long preface for setting up notice of Thomas Edsall’s column in the New York Times today, Over the past 18 years, the Democratic electorate has moved steadily to the left, as liberals have displaced moderates. . . From 2001 to 2018, the share of Democratic voters who describe themselves as liberal has grown from 30 to 50 percent, according to data provided by Lydia Saad, a senior editor at the Gallup Poll. . . Well-educated whites, especially white women, are pushing the party decisively leftward. According to Gallup, the share of white Democrats calling themselves liberal...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • The Lexicon of the Left: Violence!

    10/16/2018 10:51:26 PM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 9 replies
    Me | 10/16/18 | Nomen Klatura
    I have been thinking for years about the language that the Left uses, such as "We will fight for _____", or "this is a struggle", or "you cannot be civil with...", or "fight in the streets", just to name some familiar and recent examples. The lexicon of the Left is clear and consistent - rational discussion is not tolerated. They don't value the dialectic. Heck, they don't even know what the dialectic is. What worse, the Left doesn't understand what the Constitutional right to assemble and protest means. They think it means they can assemble to physically intimidate their opponents...
  • Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Proud That Her Daughter Cried After Meeting A Non-Feminist Girl (tr)

    10/14/2018 8:14:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hannah Bleau
    Some parents are proud when their kids are kind, generous, loving and compassionate. Feminist parents are proud when their kid CRIES after encountering a non-feminist. That’s exactly what Maggie Gyllenhaal’s daughter did. She’s obviously proud, because she told the story to everyone on “The View.” “She ran into somebody recently, a little girl her age, who said she wasn’t feminist and my daughter was astonished … she came home and cried to me about it,” she said. The View ✔ @TheView @mgyllenhaal shares about her 12-year-old daughter, who she calls an activist: "She ran into somebody recently, a little girl...
  • Quora query, Why do you and your religious principles support and defend President Trump?

    10/14/2018 5:57:16 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Free Republic | Sun, 10/14/18 | daniel1212
    Been working on a response for a Quora query, You are a devout Bible-fundamental Jesus believer. Or devout Catholic or Mormon. Why do you and your religious principles support and defend President Trump? Otherwise, why wouldn't you? I only worked on what the alternative to Trump would mean so far. Any suggestions for this? "Devout Bible-fundamental Jesus believer" best fits evangelicals, and even considering the alternative from that overall perspective should suffice for now, as illustrated by this (imperfect) analogy: You are at a port along with many other people, trying to continue on a long journey to get to...
  • Bill Maher diagnoses the major problem with liberalism, dismantles PC culture

    10/13/2018 6:16:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    “Eighty percent of Americans see political correctness as a problem. And I think it’s our problem,” Maher explained. “And I don’t know why more mainstream liberals don’t denounce the political correctness that they must know in private conversations is insane.” When asked to define political correctness, Maher cited the apology astronaut Scott Kelly issued this week after he was criticized for quoting Winston Churchill on Twitter. “[Kelly] had to issue an apology for that for quoting Churchill because Churchill I guess Churchill lived by the standards of the 19th Century,” Maher said. “This is the guy who saved us from...
  • Trauma and Truth: The feminist movement has shifted the definition of rape to include regret

    10/07/2018 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 39 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 7, 2018 | Heather MacDonald
    Even before the sexual revolution destroyed the norms that once governed the male libido and that steadied the relationship between the sexes, sex was the realm of ambiguity and indirection. The #BelieveSurvivors contingent asserts that survivors rarely if ever lie about their experiences—meaning, they rarely make those experiences up out of whole cloth. This assertion is mostly true; in most cases of alleged campus rape, something did happen between the accused and the accuser. The issue is how to classify what happened. (To be sure, there are rapes that go unreported, but there are also outright fabrications, such as the...
  • Women's groups rally outside Jeff Flake's office for 'no' vote on Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 2:16:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | :42 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Members of the national organization UltraViolet Action and local groups are holding a midday rally on Thursday rally outside Flake’s Phoenix office to support the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. Thirty-three Arizona women who described themselves as survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on Wednesday sent an open letter asking Flake to publicly commit to rejecting Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court. They say if he doesn’t, he will send a “devastating message to millions of survivors that what happened to us doesn’t matter.”
  • Twitter Suspends University Professor Who Said Kavanaugh Supporters 'Deserve Miserable Deaths'

    10/02/2018 10:28:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/02/2018 | Jason Murdock
    Georgetown University professor was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after writing that Republican senators who are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps.” Carol Christine Fair, a professor in a security studies program, made a series of controversial comments in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh by three women, including Christine Blasey Ford. The accusations are now being investigated by the FBI. While sharing a video of senator Lindsey Graham on September 29, Fair tweeted: “Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial...
  • Georgetown professor wants the castration of white male corpses ~ Echos of French Revolution

    10/01/2018 9:14:33 PM PDT · by GraceG · 40 replies
    twitter ^ | GraceG
    Christine Fair - Georgetown Professor: Tweet: Look at thus chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement. All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes. The French Revolution Connection: The sans-culottes were associated by their enemies with the street-mob excesses of the Revolution: the heads on pikes, the stringings-up on lamp-posts, the September massacres, the castration by frenzied women rioters of the corpses of the Swiss guards, the tricoteuses (women knitting around the guillotine as the heads rolled).
  • Two Pieces That Are Foundational to Understanding the American Left

    09/25/2018 2:58:28 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show (website) ^ | 9-25-18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: First, Jim Geraghty. Folks, this is so right on the money. “The more time I spend covering politics,” Mr. Geraghty writes, “the more I’m convinced that a significant chunk of grassroots political activists aren’t really arguing about politics at all. These folks are actually grappling with personal psychological issues and projecting it onto the world of politics. Every problem they had with a parent is projected onto authority figures. “Every religious person who ever scolded them or made them feel guilty becomes the embodiment of organized religion and demonstrates its menace. Because they’ve had a bad experience with a...
  • Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution (Repost)

    09/24/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    (The other day) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Israel to receive an award for her commitment to tikkun olam (“to heal the world” in Hebrew,) a spiritual concept that progressive Jews have long (distorted) so that their malleable religious views could better align with leftist orthodoxy. It’s the sort of convenient philosophy that allows traditions to be subsumed by the vagaries of contemporary politics. So it is with an increasing number of Democrats and the Constitution: a document they seem believe must bend to the will of their policy preferences rather than preserve legal continuity, limited government, individual liberty,...
  • Why Do People Flee Socialist Countries and Blue States, Then Vote Democrat?

    09/20/2018 8:48:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    September 20, 2018 | Vanity
    Immigrants who flee socialist countries vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. Democrats who flee blue states due to high cost of living and corruption, move to red states and vote Democrats. Can they not make the connection?
  • After threatening churches, liberal MA sweating over 'No on 3'

    09/21/2018 1:37:00 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9/20/18 | Chris Woodward, Billy Davis
    The liberal bastion of Massachusetts is sweating over a ballot initiative that could overturn a 2016 law that opened women's public restrooms to men. Bay State voters will see several issues on their ballot in November, including the results of an underdog, grassroots effort to fight the bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. The grassroots effort, begun by 21 people just weeks after Baker signed the bill, meant collecting 50,000 signatures in 45 days. Yet the group now known as Keep MA Safe successfully gathered enough certified signatures by the deadline, and that effort is listed as Question...
  • You Better Like It

    09/12/2018 1:55:11 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | October 2018 | R.R. Reno
    Jonah Goldberg exemplifies the decadence and dysfunction of today’s public discourse. According to his new book, the West has stumbled upon the ideal way of life, “the Miracle.” The exact content of the Miracle remains less than entirely clear. It’s the boon of unprecedented economic growth, though it goes beyond mere economics. It is the arrival of a culture based on the Enlightenment, capitalism, liberal democracy, constitutionalism, and free speech. In sum, the Miracle is our way of life. Goldberg believes that the Miracle exists beyond rational justification—and therefore beyond critique. “There is no dialectic, inevitability, teleology, or hidden algorithm...
  • The University Is Ripe for Replacement; Higher education is now enemy-occupied territory.

    09/09/2018 12:06:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2018 | David Solway
    "Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down." -- Stalin, interview with H.G. Wells Beginning in early K-12 and continuing to the highest levels of university education, Leftist indoctrination is the gravest dilemma that afflicts education in North America, rendering it perhaps the most powerful instrument of anti-Western bias and socialist propaganda of the modern era. Here my concern is with the abandonment of genuine scholarship, fact-based historical research, familiarity with the “Great Books” and the development of critical thinking habits, particularly in the humanities...
  • The saddest day in American History

    09/07/2018 10:36:35 AM PDT · by DH · 44 replies
    Personal Observation | 9-7-2018 | David Herbert
    Today’s date is 9/7/2018. It is a day in infamy that will go down in history denoting America’s turn from individual thought, freedom of thought, individual responsibility of one’s own actions, freedom of expression, and the death of the America I used to know. .
  • Pew’s New Analysis: 42% of US Jews Reject their Religion

    09/04/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    BIN ^ | 9/2/18 | JNI Media
    The Pew Research Center on Wednesday published an analysis of beliefs and behaviors across denominations that identifies important traits that unite people of different religious affiliations—or divide people who share the same affiliation – producing a new and revealing classification of religion in America (The Religious Typology – A new way to categorize Americans by religion). The survey divided the US population, represented by 4,699 respondents in late 2017, into seven groups: Sunday Stalwarts – the most religious; God-and-Country Believers – less active in church hold traditional religious beliefs and tilt right politically; Diversely Devout – believe in God “as...